weekend reads {jan 14+15}

photo by  dave mentzer

photo by dave mentzer

Happpppy weekend, everybody! I don't know about you guys, but my week has been literally ridiculously busy and I feel like I'm just running on pure adrenaline now. I've had at least one event every night after work — including tonight! I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to just  r e l a x i n g  tomorrow morning with a giant cup of coffee in bed and my new favorite book. 

Are you guys up to anything this weekend? Let me know in the comments below. 


The Freckled Life talks all things navy in her latest “Hue of the Month." 

Next, Sylvia from SimplySylvia interviews Michi Active founder, Michelle Watson. 

Less of a post, but Meg of Styled Avenue literally is wearing my dream outfit.

And Sarah from District Damsel absolutely SLAYED it in this high-slit dress. And considering the crazy weather, it’s actually more appropriate than you think. 

Ashlee from Cobalt Chronicles talks about her 2017 bucket list. 

Winter creams from the forever stylish Gal Meets Glam. 

Paola from Blank Itinerary whips up this  D R O O L W O R T H Y  vegan maca smoothie.

in the know

You'll want to read this think-piece from the Washington Post on whether or not Buzzed was in the wrong the Dossier-gate (yeah, I went there) [Washington Post

The story behind “macaroni” in “yankee doodle” [Atlas Obscura

Apparently, to my dismay, Ed Hardy is making a comeback. [Refinery29]

In Bethesda, golden shower burgers are now being served. Proceed with caution. [DCist]

A new Mexican spot, Mezcalero, opened on Friday the 13th And they're rumored to be INCREDIBLE. Honestly, though review to come... [DCist]

my friend from college + badass journalist in New England, Bre Edelstein, wrote this HILARIOUS article about the town that joined forces to find a puppy. [Eagle Tribune

"There were people setting up food stations and blankets, we were getting calls about sightings and people kept asking how they can help," Jackie said. "The response was overwhelming."

Meet the woman behind Wendy’s sassiest + most savage tweets [Mashable]


The "oral history" story of OJ Simpson. You want to read this. [Wired

This is the story of a recluse + hermit whose research led to climate change science. [The Atlantic]

Dakota Johnson graced the cover of Vogue for February. This is her story. [Vogue]

if you're into marketing at all, this is such a good interview with the social media manager behind Simply Measured. [Simply Measured Blog]